ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

February 17, 2005

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.                                                                      ACADEMIC SENATE CHAMBERS

Members Present:  Allen, Alva, Arkenberg, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Cox, Emry, Erickson, Fidalgo, Fitch, Gass, Gilbert, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Junn, Kanel, Kelly, Kreiner, Matz, Meyer, Pasternack, Rhodes, Rhoten, Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith, Vogt and Walicki

 

Absent:  Azima, Fromson, Hall, Jewett, Jones, Kantardjieff, Klassen, Michalopoulos, Nanjundappa, Parker, Rahmatian, Randall, Tavakolian and Vasquez

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER

Chair Bedell called the meeting to order at 11:33 a.m., and asked the members of the Senate to join him in observing a moment of silence in memory of Doris Banks, emeritus director, Division of Library Science, and professor of Library Science and Sherwood P. Cummings, emeritus professor of English.  Senator Shapiro announced that William Wickett also passed away. 

 

Time Certain

11:35 a.m.

Judy King, Chief, University Police

Subject:  Rekey and Fire Life Safety

 

Chair Bedell, on behalf of the Senate, recognized Chief Judy King on being awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.  Our public safety agency was awarded a full three-year accreditation at the organization’s winter meeting December 4 in Austin, Texas. 

 

Chief King presented an overview of the campus rekey project. This project is part of the overall fire life safety project and a major part of this project involves the upgrades of the fire alarm systems on campus and installing new fire hydrants.

 

Because of the delay in receiving the funding, we have only 18 months to complete this project. All of the rekeying will be done on the weekends.  We are starting with Ruby Gerontology beginning February 26.  Signs will be posted two weeks prior to date of rekeying and will indicate when and where the new keys can be obtained.  College Park will not be rekeyed at this time, although keys have been ordered.   She stressed that no one should throw away their old keys and Public Safety will collect the old keys after all of the rekeying has been completed.  This rekey project only handles entrance doors to buildings and room doors and does not include file cabinets.  Locked file cabinet keys will be released back to the department to allow departments to have control. 

 

Time Certain

11:45 a.m.

Ephraim Smith, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Subject:  Update on Faculty Recruiting

 

VP Smith distributed a handout and presented a status report on 2004-2005 faculty searches.  He said the major recruiting time of the year is between mid February and around April 15,  and we are now averaging between 2-3 candidate visits every day.  Although we have approval for 82 searches, our actual  yield rate of faculty accepting offers is lower. The primary reasons for turning down faculty offers include:  1) lower salary, 2) high cost of housing, 3) higher workload.  The CSU system report on faculty hiring has data showing that as many as 40% of the candidates hired in the CSU are from California.  So far, on our campus this year, of the 19 people that accepted offers, 50% of them are from California, which is higher than the system norm. It is likely that the faculty already in California may already have housing or are more familiar with California housing costs and thus are more apt to stay and accept the offer. However, this is a concern in terms of losing faculty diversity in bringing in candidates from other parts of the country.  VP Smith also reported that last year 33 faculty took the golden handshake, although only 13 of these were tenured faculty (the others were lecturers, part-time lectures, or from Student Affairs).  So far this year, there were several terminations, one death, and zero resignations.  New FERP’s include 15 faculty with estimates that the number may go to 25 faculty total.  To date, there are no full retirements, but there are 15 faculty finishing FERP this year, which is the largest number this campus has seen so far.  The campus expects to continue with a relatively stable and similar pattern of faculty FERP’s and retirements next year.  

 

II.          URGENT BUSINESS

None.

 

III.       ANNOUNCEMENTS

President Gordon announced Mike Parker is retiring effective March 1 and are in the process of setting up a search committee as quickly as possible.   Amir Dabirian will be the interim CIO until a new successor is named. 

 

Chair Bedell congratulated Mr. Dabirian and presented him with a Senate key chain.   

 

Senator Matz extended an invitation to the members to celebrate Bill Gudykuntz life on the 4th of March at 2:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre.

 

Senator Pasternack announced Senate Chair Bedell has been selected as one of the four finalists for the position of Faculty Trustee of the CSU.  The Senate will vote in March as to whose names will be forwarded to the Governor for selection.

 

IV.        CHAIR’S REPORT

Chair Bedell asked the members to save the date of Thursday, April 21 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., for a reception at the Bedell’s home for Senators and individuals who have worked with the Academic Senate and their guests.  He also noted President’s Convocation is scheduled for September 13, 2005. 

 

V.           STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

No report.

 

VI.        CONSENT CALENDAR

It was m/s/p [Meyer/Gilbert] to approve the following Consent Calendar:

A.  Academic Council on International Programs

      Nominee:  Reyes Fidalgo (H&SS)

B.   Search Committee for Chief Information Technology Officer

Nominees:    Tim Greene (EDUC); Diane Witmere (COMM); Suellen Cox (LIB); Barry Pasternack (CBE); Robert Koch (CNSM)

 

VII.     RESCISSION ITEMS – FIRST READING

1.    ASD 05-09 UPS 210.200 Performance Review of Administrative Personnel

      Senate approved to rescind.

2.   ASD 05-11 UPS 330.234 Police Practices

      Senate approved to rescind.

 

VIII.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A.  ASD 05-06 Revised UPS 271.101 Right on Temporary and Part-Time Faculty

Chair Bedell noted the Senate adjourned with a motion on the floor regarding UPS 271.101 proposing a substitute motion deleting A-6. 

 

It was m/s [Vogt/Arkenberg] to change the word “may” to “shall.”

 

Senator Shapiro, as a courtesy to Senator Nanjundappa, who was not present, moved to table this motion and all motions before the house.   The motion failed.

 

Motion failed on Senator Vogt’s substitute motion.

 

Motion passed to delete number 6.

 

It was m/s [Pasternack/Fitch] to delete item A. 2 because it is contract language and in general, we should try and separate UPS documents from CBA documents.

 

Motion passed to delete A. 2.

 

It was m/s [Schroeder/Alva] to change B. 1 to “Temporary full-part-time faculty should be provided with sufficient facilities consistent with the performance of their duties.  These facilities shall include adequately furnished office space; access to copy, computer and telecommunications equipment; all necessary keys; catalog, class schedule and faculty handbook; identification for obtaining library books and parking permits; and secretarial assistance to the extent possible.  Temporary faculty shall be listed in any online or electronic telephone or e-mail directory.”  Motion accepted as a friendly amendment.

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment to change the word “books” to “resources,” the word “obtaining” to “using” and insert the word “obtaining” between the words “and parking.”

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment to insert the word “Upon request” before “Copies of the evaluations….”

 

Motion passed with two abstentions to approve ASD 05-06 as amended. 

        

IX.        NEW BUSINESS

Due to time limitations, ASD 04-181 UPS 410.104 Undergraduate Options, Concentrations & Emphases was not discussed.

 

It m/s/p [Junn/Rhodes] to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 1:58 p.m.